SOITEC and GLOBALFOUNDRIES Signed Long-Term Agreement on Supply of SOI WAFERS to Meet Growing Demand in 5G, IOT, and Data Center

Posted by MarketsandMarkets on Jun 17, 2019 4:37:02 PM

Many players from the semiconductor ecosystem had taken initiatives toward the development of Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) wafers to fulfill the growing demand for cost-effective, high-performance, low power, and miniaturized electronic devices that find applications in computing and mobile, automotive, and telecom instruments. In addition, rapidly advancing technologies, such as 5G, IoT, and data centers, encourage companies to develop innovative and highly scalable products with improved performance. To gain a competitive edge over others, companies are adopting partnership and collaboration strategies. For example, GlobalFoundries, a leading semiconductor foundry, and Soitec, a specialized manufacturer of high-performance semiconductor materials, signed a long-term agreement to ensure the high-volume manufacturing and supply of 300 mm SOI wafers.

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Topics: Semiconductor and Electronics, SOI, Silicon On Insulator Market

National Instruments Sets up mmWAVE VST to Accelerate 5G Commercialization

Posted by MarketsandMarkets on Jun 11, 2019 11:36:08 AM

In the face of stiff competition, companies are trying to outdo each other to bring 5G technology to market. Testing companies, such as Rohde & Schwarz, Keysight Technologies, Fortive, National Instruments, and VIAVI Solutions, have shifted their focus toward the Internet of Things (IoT) and commercialization of 5G testing. National Instruments has set up mmWave vector signal transceiver (VST) to address the test challenges of 5G mmWave radio frequency integrated circuit (RFIC) transceivers and power amplifiers. National Instruments solutions use the mmWave vector signal transceiver (VST), which combines a radio frequency (RF) signal generator, an RF signal analyzer, and integrated switching with 1 GHz of instantaneous bandwidth at frequencies up to 44 GHz.

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Topics: Semiconductor and Electronics, Test and Measurement Equipment market, mmWAVE VST, 5G Commercialization

FORTSENSE, a Chinese Firm, develops world’s first In-Display Fingerprint Sensor for LCD Panels

Posted by MarketsandMarkets on May 10, 2019 7:19:12 PM

There was a time when an in-display fingerprint sensor feature was only available in premium smartphones, but nowadays, it is also available in mid-range smartphones. Usually, this feature was provided for OLED displays as LCD panels cannot transmit light. However, in most cases, OLED display panels are installed in high-end premium smartphones and very few mid-range smartphones. To overcome this challenge, a Chinese firm named Fortsense has announced the development of an in-display fingerprint sensor for LCD panels.

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Topics: Semiconductor and Electronics, display market, LCD Panels, In-Display Fingerprint Sensor

Nintendo strengthens its position in VR market by launching low-priced headset

Posted by MarketsandMarkets on Apr 29, 2019 4:11:42 PM

Nintendo, a Japanese multinational video game and consumer electronics company, is one of the largest video game companies. After the company failed to make an impact in the virtual reality (VR) industry with the launch of Virtual Boy, a 32-bit table-top video game console, in 1995, Nintendo reignited research into virtual reality and released the Labo VR kit on April 12, 2019. The Labo VR kit is a build-it-yourself set of cardboard goggles and controllers. With this product launch, Nintendo aims to strengthen its position in the VR market and enhance its gaming lineup.

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Topics: Semiconductor and Electronics, virtual reality market, augmented reality market

Qualcomm launches QCS400 SoC series: An AI-enabled chipset with far-field voice capabilities for smart speakers

Posted by MarketsandMarkets on Apr 15, 2019 9:48:51 PM

Far-field speech and voice recognition smart speaker products such as Amazon Echo, Amazon Tap, Apple HomePod, and Google Home witnessed a high level of adoption within 2 years of their commercialization. With recent advancements in adaptive noise cancellation (ANC) and beamforming technology, Qualcomm, on March 2019, unevils AI enabled Qualcomm QCS400 SoC series designed to deliver advanced multi-mic far-field voice capability with highly responsive voice activation and beamforming technologies for smart speakers such as Google Home or the Amazon Echo. The launch of new chip help device manufacturers helps manufacturers accelerate the development and commercialization of smart and networked speakers.

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Topics: Semiconductor and Electronics, far-field speech and voice recognition

Metso Corporation, for meeting the growing global demand, plans to increase its engineering hubs in India by investing more than USD 112.30 million

Posted by MarketsandMarkets on Mar 11, 2019 5:35:03 PM

Recently, Metso Corporation has invested more than USD 112.30 million for the development of its engineering hubs in India and internationalize production plants to fulfill the increasing global demand for industrial valves. It has invested around USD 78.61 million of the total investment for the expansion of its operations in India. Metso Corporation recently acquired the Valve Automation division of Rotex Manufacturers and Engineers Private Limited (RMEPL), by acquiring all shares of RMEBS controls Pvt. Ltd. (India). With this move, Metso plans to strengthen its valve network and increase its presence in new industries and application areas. About 20% sales of Metso Corporation come from Metso India, and for the last 4 years, the company has been witnessing a 50% rise in sales. The company is also establishing a new foundry in Vadodara, having the capacity to produce20,000 tonnes, and increasing the mineral equipment capacity of the Metso Park in Alwar, by 35%.

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Topics: Semiconductor and Electronics, industrial valves market

“TDK Corporation’s (Japan) subsidiary, TDK-Lambda, a leading company involved in designing and manufacturing of switching power supplies and peripherals, acquired Nextys (Switzerland)”

Posted by MarketsandMarkets on Mar 1, 2019 4:23:01 PM

On January 9, 2019, TDK-Lambda (Japan) completed the acquisition of Nextys, headquartered in Switzerland. This acquisition is expected to enhance the DIN rail power supplies and accessories portfolio of TDK-Lambda. Nextys, a company involved in designing and manufacturing of DIN rail power supplies and accessories that already compliments the TDK-Lambda’s solution. With the integration of Nextys power supplies and expertise, TDK-Lambda will be able to offer its products in the market such as medical equipment, semiconductor-manufacturing equipment, and renewable energy equipment, and further improving the bottom-line of its core customers.

Analysis by MarketsandMarkets™:

According to Ashish Mishra Associate Manager: Semiconductor and Electronics at MarketsandMarkets™ shares his point of view as mentioned below:

The inclusion of Nextys’ innovative products/solutions for DIN rail powered equipment to the portfolio of TDK-Lambda, the leading market player in industrial power supplies, will consolidate the prospect of development business for both players. As DIN rail power supply market is growing much faster than many other segments and the specialist expertise of the Nextys will enhance TDK-Lambda’s position as market leader in the power supplies segment. The acquisition of Nextys’ by TDK-Lambda will further strengthen its capabilities into the power supply market.

Power Supply Market:
A power supply is a device that accepts an AC power input, rectifies and filters it and then applies the resulting DC voltage to a regulator circuit that provides a constant DC output voltage. There are wide varieties of AC-DC and DC-DC power supplies that can have an output voltage from less than 1 V to thousands of volts and output power ranging from 0.1 W to thousands of watts. AC-DC and DC-DC power supply applications from verticals such as lighting, industrial, consumer electronics, and medical are driving the power supply market by integrating it in various devices such as street lighting, home lighting, wearable bands, smartphones, and patient-monitoring devices. The power supply market is estimated to grow from USD 25.00 billion in 2017 to USD 34.92 Billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 6.7% from 2018 to 2023.

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Topics: Semiconductor and Electronics, power supply market

Increasing Instances of Vehicle Recalls Have Boosted Demand for TIC Services in Automotive Industry

Posted by MarketsandMarkets on Feb 15, 2019 6:00:52 PM

What had initially started as a limited recall of cars in early 2013 by the key automotive manufacturers across the globe eventually became a global phenomenon until 2019. During early 2013, about 3.6 million vehicles were recalled due to the defective airbags manufactured by the Japanese Conglomerate named Takata Corporation, now Key Saftey Systems (China), led Takata to bankruptcy and eventually acquisition by a Chinese company that develops and manufactures automotive safety systems.

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Topics: Automotive and Transportation, Semiconductor and Electronics, TIC Services, Automotive TIC market

Airbus Exploring Quantum Computing Technology for Aerospace Industry

Posted by MarketsandMarkets on Feb 8, 2019 3:01:14 PM

On January 22, 2019, Airbus launched a quantum computing challenge that will the help company explore the technology that can transform the aircraft lifecycle. The possibilities of using quantum computing will help improve the overall efficiency of the aerospace industry.

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Topics: Semiconductor and Electronics, quantum computing

OLED, LCD (QLED), MICRO-LED: Which Display Technology Will Pave The Way For 8k Televisions And Signage Solutions?

Posted by MarketsandMarkets on Jan 30, 2019 5:54:45 PM

Event: LG Display unveiled technologically advanced 8K OLED TV at CES 2019
On January 8, 2019, LG Display, one of the leading providers of large OLED displays, introduced a technologically advanced OLED TV with a massive 88-inch display screen and 8K resolution. The company, to strengthen its position in the display industry, is focusing on developing technologically advanced OLED display panels, primarily used for TVs. The OLED TV has advanced features such as superior picture and sound quality, a powerful processor that automatically upscales non-8K content using AI algorithms, wide-viewing angles with no image distortion irrespective of the viewing angle, and advanced 3.2.2-embedded sound system that analyzes sound source to improve and enhance sound effects. AI elements in this OLED TV provide the viewer with the most realistic experience, with improved sound quality, sharp images, and minimal blur.

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Topics: Semiconductor and Electronics, display market, digital signage market

CES 2019: “HTC expanding its Virtual Reality (VR) portfolio with it’s all new VIVE Pro Eye VR headset with eye-tracking technology”

Posted by MarketsandMarkets on Jan 18, 2019 7:41:11 PM

At CES 2019, HTC (Taiwan) launched the eye-tracking technology integrated VIVE Pro Eye Virtual Reality (VR) headset. Eye tracking allows users to navigate within VR apps by just looking at particular icons or places. This was the result of the partnership (signed in October 2018) between Tobii (Sweden) and HTC for developing eye-tracking technology for VR headsets.

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Topics: Semiconductor and Electronics, Eye Tracking Market

“Raven Industries (US), a leading technology company offering innovative solutions to the precision agriculture industry, completed the acquisition of AgSync, Inc. (US)”

Posted by MarketsandMarkets on Jan 8, 2019 6:07:57 PM

On January 2, 2018, Raven Industries (US) completed the acquisition of AgSync, Inc., headquartered in Indiana, US. This acquisition is expected to enhance the Slingshot platform of Raven Industries by delivering a seamless logistics solution for agriculture retailers, custom applicators, and enterprise farms. AgSync, an ag logistics software company, has expertise in precision agriculture logistic management that already compliments the Raven Slingshot solution. With the integration of AgSync’s systems and expertise, Raven Industries will be able to offer an end-to-end logistics solution in the market, improving the bottom-line of its core customers.

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Topics: Semiconductor and Electronics, Precision Farming Market, inventory management market

Neuromorphic Computing could play a major role in Artificial Intelligence : A recent study by Applied Brain Research

Posted by MarketsandMarkets on Dec 13, 2018 6:22:35 PM

On 6th December 2018, Applied Brain Research Inc. (Canada), a neuromorphic computing software developing company, released the results of a study that evaluated the performance of their Nengo Deep Learning Toolkit, running an audio keyword spotting deep learning network on Intel's Loihi neuromorphic research chip and compared the energy efficiency to traditional hardware.
The benchmarking results show that Nengo DL on Intel Loihi uses 38x less energy per inference than an architecturally identical network running on an NVIDIA Quadro K4000 GPU. The study also compared the dynamic energy cost per inference performance of the same deep network on several other platforms. In each case, the Nengo DL on Loihi network consumed significantly less power. In comparison, the NVIDIA Jetson TX1 edge GPU consumed 7.3x more energy, the Intel Xeon E5-2630 CPU consumed 8.2x more energy, and the Movidius Neural Compute Stick consumed 1.9x more energy.

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Topics: Semiconductor and Electronics, Artificial Intelligence, Neuromorphic Computing

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